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SUDDEN ANTHEM

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"Hunter Paye praise"

"... set to give hometown Portland a taste of roots-rock with more kick than the rest!"
- Nathan Skidmore, The Oregonian

- The Oregonian


"Hunter Paye praise"

"[Hunter's music] may just save America from their homebound addiction to t.v. and d.v.d rentals, and bring them back to live music."

- Jim Brunberg, Mississippi Studios Owner/performer - Mississippi Studio Owner/ Jim Brunberg


"Mountain Stage New Song Contest"

Sudden Anthem's song, "Take Flight" was chosen as one of the Western Regional finalists for the competition. Joshua R. and Jonah W. competed in Los Angeles, representing Sudden Anthem amongst a group of folk elite. - (presented by the Folk Alliance)


"(Hunter Paye Praise)"

"His songwriting is detailed and clever"
-Casey Jarmen, 'Willamette Week'

"... set to give hometown Portland a taste of roots-rock with more kick than the rest!"
- Nathan Skidmore, The Oregonian

"...will make you feel grateful to be alive."
- Jeff Rosenburg, The Willamette Week

"[Hunter's music] may just save America from their homebound addiction to t.v. and d.v.d rentals, and bring them back to live music."

- Jim Brunberg, Mississippi Studios Owner/performer



- Willamette Week


"(Joshua Rivera praise)"

"Weathermaker (Joshua's former band)expresses their love of rock through a raw fusion of contemporary styles."

- Hipfish (Columbia Pacific's Alternative Monthly)


"(Hunter Paye praise)"

"..these songs (from hunters former band's cd release)will make you feel grateful to be alive"

-Jeff Rosenburg - Willamette Week


"SUDDEN ANTHEM PRAISE"

"(Sudden Anthem)...explore acoustic and electric sounds with multiple-voice harmonies and a range of tunes that move, shake, stir and get the dancing feet moving." - Southeast Examiner


Discography

Sudden Anthem (self-titled)
2009
Hunter Paye's releases-
2006- Divided by Land, Divided by Sea
-Buzzard God Publishing
2005- ( as Folkrum) - Some Antics

Joshua Rivera's former band (Weathermaker)
2006- A beautiful piece of information

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Bio

Sudden Anthem emerged out of a friendship between two established songwriters, Hunter Paye, and Joshua Rivera. Their ecstatic late-night combinations of songwriting and harmonies layed visions of promise in their head. Joshua collected a group of new exciting players, all close friends, who had a willingness to be in a unique original project, and the marathon six-hour rehearsals began. The band has only been gigging since march (2008) but their commitment to long practices and fine-tuning of the songs quickly created a project that has mesmerized attendees at the growing amount of shows they've played. They have just released their self-titled debut album- recorded at one of Portland Oregon's premier recording studios ( The Decemberists, Spoon, M. Ward). Among other accolades, within months of their conception they were named as regional finalists in the Mountainstage Newsong contest. This band is incredibly dynamic with a sound that spans the realm of musical possibilities. As joyous as it is enveloping, and as foreboding as it is ethereal, their sound is novel and unified by utilizing their diverse musical backgrounds. Sudden Anthem, much like its name, is a sound of epic proportions that arrives with grace and departs with a ferocity that lingers. Whatever hits at the core is what they are trying to carry forward.